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Table of contents
INTRODUCTION
Safety instructions ............................................................................................................. 2
FCC information ................................................................................................................. 3
Welcome ........................................................................................................................... 4
Listening for a lifetime ........................................................................................................ 5
Specifications and features.................................................................................................. 6
GETTING CONNECTED
Audio connections ........................................................................................................... 7-8
Video connections ........................................................................................................... 8-9
Microphone connections ..................................................................................................... 9
CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS
Front panel...................................................................................................................... 10
Rear panel ...................................................................................................................... 11
Remote control ........................................................................................................... 12-14
OPERATIONS
Basic operations .............................................................................................................. 15
Advanced operations ................................................................................................... 16-17
Setting up preferences (On Screen Display) .................................................................... 18-21
MP3 Functions and Operations ..................................................................................... 22-23
Troubleshooting .......................................................................................................... 24-25
Safety Instructions
8. Ventilation - The appliance should be situated so its
location does not interfere with its proper ventilation. For
example, the appliance should not be situated on a bed,
sofa, rug, or similar surface that may block the
ventilation slots.
CAUTION
RISK OF SHOCK
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electric shock,
do not remove cover (or back). No userserviceable parts inside. Only refer servicing to
qualified service personnel.
9. Heat - The appliance should be situated away from
heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other appliances (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.
10. Power Sources - The appliance should be
connected to a power supply only of the type described
in the operating instructions or as marked on the
appliance.
Explanation of Graphical Symbols
The lightning flash & arrowhead
symbol, within an equilateral triangle,
is intended to alert you to the
presence of danger.
11. Grounding or Polarization - Precautions should be
taken so that the grounding or polarization means of
an appliance is not defeated.
12. Power-Cord Protection - Power-supply cords
should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked
on or pinched by items placed upon or against them,
paying particular attention to cords at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit
from the appliance.
The exclamation point within an
equilateral triangle is intended to alert
you to the presence of important
operating and servicing instructions.
WARNING
13. Cleaning - Unplug this unit from the wall outlet
before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or
aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
not expose this unit to rain or moisture.
14. Power lines - An outdoor antenna should be
located away from power lines.
1. Read Instructions - All the safety and operating
instructions should be read before the appliance is
operated.
15. Nonuse Periods - The power cord of the appliance
should be unplugged from the outlet when left unused
for a long period of time.
2. Retain Instructions - The safety and operating
instructions should be retained for future reference.
16. Object and Liquid Entry - Care should be taken so
that objects do not fall and liquids are not spilled into the
enclosure through openings.
3. Heed Warnings - All warnings on the appliance and in
the operating instructions should be adhered to.
17. Damage Requiring Service - The appliance should
be serviced by qualified service personnel when:
4. Follow Instructions - All operating and use
instructions should be followed.
A.
B.
C.
D.
The power supply cord or plug has been damaged; or
Objects have fallen into the appliance; or
The appliance has been exposed to rain; or
The appliance does not appear to operate normally
or exhibits a marked change in performance; or
E. The appliance has been dropped, or the enclosure
damaged.
5. Attachments - Do not use attachments not
recommended by the product manufacturer as they may
cause hazards.
6. Water and Moisture - Do not use this unit near water.
For example, near a bathtub or in a wet basement and
the like.
18. Servicing - The user should not attempt to service
the appliance beyond that described in the operating
instructions. All other servicing should be referred to
qualified service personnel.
7. Carts and Stands - The appliance should be used
only with a cart or stand that is recommended by the
manufacturer.
Note:
To CATV system installer's (U.S.A.): This reminder is
provided to call the CATV system installer's attention to
Article 820-40 of the NEC that provides guidelines for
proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the
cable ground shall be connected as close to the point of
cable entry as practical.
7 A. An appliance and cart combination
should be moved with care. Quick stops,
excessive force, and uneven surfaces may
cause an overturn.
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FCC INFORMATION (U.S.A.)
CAUTION:
READ THIS BEFORE OPERATING YOUR UNIT
1. IMPORTANT NOTICE: DO NOT MODIFY THIS
UNIT!: This product, when installed as indicated in the
instructions contained in this manual, meets FCC
requirements. Modifications not expressly approved by
Vocopro may void your authority, granted by the FCC,
to use this product.
1. To ensure the finest performance, please read this
manual carefully. Keep it in a safe place for future reference.
2. Install your unit in a cool, dry, clean place - away from
windows, heat sources, and too much vibration, dust,
moisture or cold. Avoid sources of hum (transformers, v
motors). To prevent fire or electrical shock, do not expose to
rain and water.
2. IMPORTANT: When connecting this product to
accessories and/or another product use only high
quality shielded cables. Cable(s) supplied with this
product MUST be used. Follow all installation
instructions. Failure to follow instructions could void your
FCC authorization to use this product in the U.S.A.
3. Do not operate the unit upside-down.
3. NOTE: This product has been tested and found to
comply with the requirements listed in FCC Regulations,
Part 15 for Class "B" digital devices. Compliance with
these requirements provides a reasonable level of
assurances that your use of this product in a residential
environment will not result in harmful interference with
other electronic devices. This equipment
generates/uses radio frequencies and, if not installed
and used according to the instructions found in the
owner's manual, may cause interference harmful to the
operation of other electronic devices. Compliance with
FCC regulations does not guarantee that interference
will not occur in all installations. If this product is found
to be the source of interference, which can be
determined by turning the unit "Off" and "On", please try
to eliminate the problem by using one of the following
measures:
4. Never open the cabinet. If a foreign object drops into the
set, contact your dealer.
Relocate either this product or the device that is being
affected by the interference.
9. This unit consumes a fair amount of power even when the
power switch is turned off. We recommend that you unplug
the power cord from the wall outlet if the unit is not going to
be used for a long time. This will save electricity and help
prevent fire hazards. To disconnect the cord, pull it out by
grasping the plug. Never pull the cord itself.
5. Place the unit in a location with adequate air circulation.
Do not interfere with its proper ventilation; this will cause the
internal temperature to rise and may result in a failure.
6. Do not use force on switches, knobs or cords. When
moving the unit, first turn the unit off. Then gently disconnect
the power plug and the cords connecting to other
equipment. Never pull the cord itself.
7. Do not attempt to clean the unit with chemical solvents:
this might damage the finish. Use a clean, dry cloth.
8. Be sure to read the "Troubleshooting" section on common
operating errors before concluding that your unit is faulty.
Use power outlets that are on different branch (circuit
breaker or fuse) circuits or install AC line filter(s).
In the case of radio or TV interference, relocate/reorient
the antenna. If the antenna lead-in is 300-ohm ribbon
lead, change the lead-in to coaxial type cable.
10. To prevent lightning damage, pull out the power cord
and remove the antenna cable during an electrical storm.
If these corrective measures do not produce satisfactory
results, please contact your local retailer authorized to
distribute Vocopro products. If you can not locate the
appropriate retailer, please contact Vocopro, 1728
Curtiss Court, La Verne, CA 91750.
11. The general digital signals may interfere with other
equipment such as tuners or receivers. Move the system
farther away from such equipment if interference is
observed.
NOTE:
Please check the copyright laws in your country
before recording from records, compact discs,
radio, etc. Recording of copyrighted material may
infringe copyright laws.
CAUTION
The apparatus is not disconnected from the AC power
source so long as it is connected to the wall outlet,
even if the apparatus itself is turned off. To fully insure
that the apparatus is indeed fully void if residual power,
leave unit disconnected from the AC outlet for at least
fifteen seconds.
Voltage Selector (General Model Only)
Be sure to position the voltage selector to match the
voltage of your local power lines before installing the
unit.
240V
110V
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Welcome
And thank you for purchasing the DVG-399K from VocoStar! All of our products are
designed to provide years of high-quality karaoke entertainment to individuals and
families across the world. Inherited with over a decade of experience crafting
professional karaoke equipment from our parent company VocoPro, VocoStar products
sound like no other in its class. We support all of our products with quality customer
service and technical support professionals, who are ready to assist you with your
needs. Also, don't forget to visit us online at www.vocostar.com and www.vocopro.com.
We look forward to bringing out the rising star in you, because with VocoStar, you are
always a star!
VOCOSTAR
1728 Curtiss Court
La Verne, CA 91750
Toll Free: 800-678-5348
TEL: 909-593-8893
FAX: 909-593-8890
VocoPro Company Email Directory
Customer Service & General Information
info@vocopro.com
Tech Support
techsupport@vocopro.com
Remember Our Website
Be sure to visit the VocoPro website www.vocopro.com for the latest information on
new products, packages and promos. And while you're there don't forget to check out
our Club VocoPro for Karaoke news and events, chat rooms, club directories and even
a KJ Service directory!
We look forward to hearing you sound like a PRO, with VocoPro, your ultimate choice in
Karaoke entertainment.
FOR YOUR RECORDS
Please record the model number and serial number below, for easy reference, in case of loss or theft. These
numbers are located on the rear panel of the unit. Space is also provided for other relevant information
Model Number
Serial Number
Date of Purchase
Place of Purchase
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Listening for a lifetime
Selecting fine audio equipment such as the unit you’ve just purchased is only the start of your musical enjoyment.
Now it’s time to consider how you can maximize the fun and excitement your equipment offers. VocoPro and the
Electronic Industries Association’s Consumer Electronics Group want you to get the most out of your equipment
by playing it at a safe level. One that lets the sound come through loud and clear without annoying blaring or
distortion and, most importantly, without affecting your sensitive hearing.
Sound can be deceiving. Over time your hearing “comfort level” adapts to a higher volume of sound. So what
sounds “normal” can actually be loud and harmful to your hearing. Guard against this by setting your equipment
at a safe level BEFORE your hearing adapts.
To establish a safe level:
• Start your volume control at a low setting.
• Slowly increase the sound until you can hear it comfortably and clearly, and without
distortion.
Once you have established a comfortable sound level:
• Set the dial and leave it there.
• Pay attention to the different levels in various recordings.
Taking a minute to do this now will help to prevent hearing damage or loss in the future. After all, we want you
listening for a lifetime.
Used wisely, your new sound equipment will provide a lifetime of fun and enjoyment. Since hearing damage from
loud noise is often undetectable until it is too late, this manufacturer and the Electronic Industries Association’s
Consumer Electronics Group recommend you avoid prolonged exposure to excessive noise. This list of sound
levels is included for your protection.
Some common decibel ranges:
Level
30
40
50
60
70
80
Example
Quiet library, Soft whispers
Living room, Refrigerator, Bedroom away from traffic
Light traffic, Normal Conversation
Air Conditioner at 20 ft., Sewing machine
Vacuum cleaner, Hair dryer, Noisy Restaurant
Average city traffic, Garbage disposals, Alarm clock at 2 ft.
The following noises can be dangerous under constant exposure:
Level
90
100
120
140
180
Example
Subway, Motorcycle, Truck traffic, Lawn Mower
Garbage truck, Chainsaw, Pneumatics drill
Rock band concert in front of speakers
Gunshot blast, Jet plane
Rocket launching pad
-Information courtesy of the Deafness Research Foundation
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Specifications and features
Specifications
Response Frequency
S/N Ratio
Audio Output
Video Output
S-Video Output
Power Supply
Power Consumption
Operation Temperature
Dimensions
Gross Weight
4Hz - 22 Khz
>98dB
2V
1.0V (P - P) 75
Y 1.0V (P - P) , C0.28 75
110V - 240V 60/50Hz
25W
22� F to 113� F (-30� C to 45� C)
17” (L) x 9.8” (W) x 1.7” (H)
7.1 lbs.
Features
• Multi-format player is compatible with DVD, CD+G, VCD, Mp3, HDCD, CD-R, CD-RW, WMA and PHOTO-CD
formats.
• Progressive Scan Player
• 5.1 Channel Dolby Digital/Component Video Output with VFD Display
• Coaxial, S-Video, and Optical outputs
• L/R (RCA) audio outputs
• 2 microphone inputs (1/4”) with individual volume controls
• 13-Step Digital Key Control to transpose the key of audio discs
• Adjustable Digital Echo for pro sounding vocals
• DVD functions include Subtitle, Language, Angle, Zoom, and Menu controls
• 110 - 240V and PAL/NTSC compatible for Worldwide use
• Built in AC-3 Decoder
• Full function remote control
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Getting connected
The DVG-399K can be used as both a home entertainment DVD player and a Karaoke player/mixer. Since DVD audio
is optimal with a digital connection (especially if you have an AC-3 or DTS receiver), it is common for the audio connection to be either Coaxial or Digital.
Karaoke, on the other hand, requires an analog audio connection in order to output a mixed microphone signal along
with the audio source. This would mean that one would need BOTH a digital audio and analog audio connection in order to enjoy both DVD quality audio AND Karaoke entertainment. Below are instructions for connecting to both analog
and digital devices.
NOTE: Before connecting, ensure there is no power to the involved components.
AUDIO CONNECTIONS
Connecting to an Analog Amplifier,Mixer, Stereo Receiver or TV
To connect the DVG-399K to an analog amp or mixer, use the FRONT L (white) and R (red) RCA audio outputs.
Connect one set of red & white RCA cables to the RCA audio output (FRONT L and R) jacks on the DVG-399K. Connect the other set of red & white RCA plugs to the AUDIO INPUT jacks on your stereo receiver/TV. Depending on the
input device, the audio input jacks may be labeled AUDIO, LINE, AUX, etc.
NOTE: Make sure that your input device is set to the correct input. i.e. If you are connected to input 1, be sure that
input 1 is the active input on your device. Many amps, mixers, receivers and TVs have a button to select the active
input.
Connecting to a Dolby Pro Logic Amplifier
The DVG-399K has Dolby capability for a 5.1 surround sound system.
Using RCA patch cables, connect the plugs from one side of the cables to the FRONT L, FRONT R, CENTER, SUR L,
SUR R, and SW outputs on the DVG-399K.
Connect all the plugs from the other side to the FRONT L, FRONT R, CENTER, SUR L, SUR R, and SW inputs your
Dolby Pro Logic amplifier.
Front L - Front Left
Front R - Front Right
Sur L - Surround (rear) Left
Sur R - Surround (rear) RIght
SW - Subwoofer
Center - Center Speaker
Amplifiers
DA-8808VE
Mixer/Amp
DA-8090VE
Digital Karaoke Amplifier With Vocal Enhancer
Digital Key Display
DOLBY 5.1 AMPLIFIER
DVD
LD
CDG
CD
Input Selector
Digital Key Control
High
High
A
B
Flat
Vocal
Partner
Vocal
Cancel
Process
Mic Master Volume
Low
Tune
Music Volume
On
On
Loudness
0
Speakers
Power
LED Gain
Multipex
Remote
Delay
Sensor
Off
Repeat
Digital Echo
10
Top
Bottom 1kHz
8kHz
0
10
Off
Vocal Enhancer
Echo
Bass
Treble
Mic Tone
Mic 1
Mic 2
Mic 3
Bass
Mic Volume
Connecting to an Analog Amplifier/Mixer
Connecting to a Dolby Pro Logic Amplifier
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Treble
Balance
Music Tone
Mic 1
Mic 2
Mic Inputs
Mic 3
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Connecting to a Dolby Digital/DTS Receiver/Decoder
Using either an RCA-ended COAXIAL cable suited for digital audio use or an OPTICAL cable, connect one
end to the appropriate jack on the DVG-399K (Coaxial or Optical) and the other end to the appropriate jack on the
AC-3 decoder/receiver (Coaxial or Optical). If you have both coaxial and optical inputs on your AC-3 decoder/receiver,
it is recommended to use an optical connection as those cables eliminate the possibility of EMI (electromagnetic interference). If your Dolby Digital Receiver does not have a built-in AC-3 decoder, and has 5.1 channel RCA inputs, you
can use the 5.1 channel output jacks on the DVG-399K. Either method will provide for AC-3 decoding.
Connecting both Analog and Digital Audio
To do this you will need a Dolby Digital DTS/AC-3 receiver with analog audio inputs or refer to the instructions below
for each connection (digital and analog).
Receivers
DTX-9900
DTX-9900
MIC MASTER
VOLUME
MIC MASTER
VOLUME
MALE
MALE
MUSIC VOLUME
MUSIC VOLUME
FEMALE
FEMALE
KARAOKE
KARAOKE
STAND BY/ON
STAND BY/ON
ECHO
DELAY
FEEDBACK EFFECT
MODE
CHANNEL LANGUAGE
MODE
INPUT
BASS
TREBLE
DSP MODE MEMORY
RECALL
ECHO
DELAY
FEEDBACK EFFECT
MODE
CHANNEL LANGUAGE
MODE
INPUT
BASS
TREBLE
DSP MODE MEMORY
RECALL
MIC IN
CALL
MASTER MENU
MIC IN
CALL
MASTER MENU
POWER
POWER
b
#
b
DISPLAY
AUTO
#
DISPLAY
AUTO
AUTO
AUTO
DTX-9900K Digital
Karaoke Mixer/Amp
DTX-9900K Digital
Karaoke Mixer/Amp
Connecting to a Dolby/Digital/DTS/Receiver/Decoder
Connecting both Analog and Digital Audio
VIDEO CONNECTIONS
Connecting to a TV with S-video
Using an S-Video cable, connect one end to the DVG-399K’s S-VIDEO OUTPUT jack and connect the other end to the
S-VIDEO IN jack on your television.
S-Video
NOTE: When using the S-Video output, the DVG-399K’s
video mode must be set to “S-VIDEO” in the SYSTEM
SETUP screen. You can access this screen by pressing
SETUP on your remote. The “VIDEO” option can be found
in the “SYSTEM SETUP” page. See the SETTING UP
PREFERENCES section of this manual for further
instructions.
DTX-9900
MIC MASTER
VOLUME
MALE
MUSIC VOLUME
FEMALE
KARAOKE
STAND BY/ON
ECHO
DELAY
FEEDBACK EFFECT
MODE
CHANNEL LANGUAGE
MODE
INPUT
BASS
TREBLE
DSP MODE MEMORY
RECALL
MIC IN
CALL
MASTER MENU
POWER
b
#
DISPLAY
AUTO
AUTO
Television
Connecting to a Television with S-Video
Connecting both Analog and Digital Audio
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Connecting to a TV with Component Video
Using 3 appropriate Component Video cables (usually color coded red, blue and green), connect a set of
plugs to the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks (Y/Cb/Cr) on the DVG-399K and plug the other set of plugs to the
COMPONENT VIDEO IN jacks (Y-U/Cb-V/Cr) on your television.
On some TVs, the component video input jacks may be labeled differently (i.e. Pr/Pb/Y or Cr/Cb/Y or R-Y/B-Y/Y
etc.).
NOTE: When using the component video output, the DVG-399K’s video mode must be set to “P-SCAN YPBPR” in the
SYSTEM SETUP screen. You can access this screen by pressing SETUP on your remote. The “VIDEO” option can be
found in the “SYSTEM SETUP” page. See the SETTING UP PREFERENCES section of this manual for further instructions.
Connecting to a Monitor using VGA
Using a VGA cable, connect one end to the DVG-399K’s VGA output jack and connect the other end to the VGA IN
jack on your HDTV/VIDEO monitor.
NOTE: When using the VGA output, the DVG-399K’s video mode must be set to “PC-VGA” in the SYSTEM SETUP
screen. You can access this screen by pressing SETUP on your remote. The “VIDEO” option can be found in the
“SYSTEM SETUP” page. See the SETTING UP PREFERENCES section of this manual for further instructions.
TV/Monitor
Connecting to a Monitor using VGA
Connecting to a TV with Component Video
Television/Monitor
MICROPHONE CONNECTIONS
Microphone
The DVG-399K has two ¼” microphone inputs, each with
their own volume control. Both mic channels can be used
simultaneously.
Microphone 1
ON
F
OF
Microphone 2
ON
To connect MICROPHONES, connect the XLR-end of the
cable into the microphone until it locks into place and
connect the ¼” plug into either the MIC 1 or 2 jack on
the DVD-399K.
F
OF
DVD/CD+G/VCD/MP3/CD/PHOTO-CD KARAOKE PLAYER WITH DIGITAL KEY CONTROL
Connecting Microphones to the DVG-399K
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Front panel descriptions
Front
1
2
3
5
4
DVD/CD+G/VCD/MP3/CD/PHOTO-CD KARAOKE PLAYER WITH DIGITAL KEY CONTROL
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7
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1. POWER ON/OFF button - Use this button to turn the DVG-399K ON and OFF.
NOTE: If the power is turned on while a disc is already in the disc tray, the unit will automatically begin loading the
disc.
2. MIC INPUTS 1, 2 - These inputs are for connecting MICROPHONES with a ¼” plug.
3. MIC 1 / 2 VOLUME controls - These controls adjust the VOLUME levels of MIC channels 1 and 2
individually. Turn controls clockwise to INCREASE the mic volume and counter-clockwise to DECREASE
the mic volume.
4. DISC TRAY compartment - This is used for inserting and removing discs. The DISC TRAY is
operated using the OPEN/CLOSE button on the DVG-399K or remote.
5. DISPLAY panel - Displays graphical information on the DVG-399K’s operating status.
6. OPEN/CLOSE button - Use this button to open the DISC TRAY compartment for inserting and removing discs.
7. PLAY button - This button is used to initiate disc PLAYBACK.
8. PAUSE (II) button - This button is used to PAUSE disc PLAYBACK.
9. STOP button - This button is used to STOP disc PLAYBACK.
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Rear panel descriptions
Rear
2
1
6
4
3
7
5
8
1. 5.1 CH. AUDIO OUTPUT jacks - These jacks are for connecting to 5.1 channel ready amplifiers/receivers. The
labels on each jack specify which speaker in your surround sound system to output to. CENT-center,
SUR W- subwoofer, SUR L- surround left, SR- surround right, FL- front left, FR- front right.
NOTE: If you are using the standard L/R stereo connection, use the FL and FR outputs.
2. VIDEO (RCA) output jack - The VIDEO jack outputs video using an RCA video cable.
3. COMPONENT VIDEO OUT - These jacks output VIDEO to a TV monitor via COMPONENT VIDEO cables.
COMPONENT VIDEO outputs the different color signals (B and R) and luminance signal (Y) separately in
order to achieve high fidelity in reproducing colors. The description of the component video output
connectors might differ depending on the TV set or monitor (i.e. Pr/Pb/Y or Cr/Cb/Y or R-Y/B-Y/Y
etc.). Component video cables only transmit the video signal; separate cables are needed for audio
signals. Please refer to the operating instructions of the TV set or monitor for details.
4. VGA - For direct connection, using a VGA cable to an HDTV/VIDEO Monitor.
5. AC IN connection - Connect AC Power Cord from the wall outlet to this connection.
6. S-VIDEO output jack - This jack outputs to a display device (TV, TFT, etc.) using an S-VIDEO cable. SVIDEO
provides better color separation and better resolution by separating the color and picture signals of a
composite-video signal.
7. COAXIAL OUT jack - This digital output is for connecting to devices with a COAXIAL cable.
8. OPTICAL OUT jack - This digital out is for connecting devices with an OPTICAL cable. Please make sure
to remove the protective cover from this jack prior to connecting an OPTICAL cable. When not using
this input, keep the protective cover on to protect it from dust and foreign material.
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Remote control descriptions
2
1
4. OPEN/CLOSE button - Use this button to open
the DISC TRAY compartment for inserting and
removing discs.
3
4
5. N/P (NTSC/PAL) button - Use this button to
select between NTSC/PAL video modes. For
U.S., Mexico, and Canada, select NTSC. For
European countries, select PAL.
5
6
6. SUBTITLE button - This button accesses the
subtitle options for the DVD player. Will only work
with DVDs that have subtitle options.
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7
8
11
7. LANGUAGE button - This button switches
between the different LANGUAGES in a DVD that
contains multiple LANGUAGES.
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12
8. ANGLE button - This button allows you to switch
between different video ANGLES on DVDs that
employ multi-angel video.
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9. NUMBER pad - Use these buttons for direct
track selection, selecting tracks in program
mode or any other occasion where numeric entry
is needed.
10. TIME button - Press this button to display the
current disc’s information including type of disc,
current track or chapter (DVDs only), disc
format, and disc time. You can use the
directional buttons and the number pad to skip
directly to a track or a chapter (DVDs only)
when this display is showing.
11. SETUP button - Use this button to access the
on-screen preference pages. See the SETTING
UP PREFERENCES section for more detailed
instructions on changing preferences.
12. REPEAT button - Press this button once to
have the currently selected track repeat
(REPEAT 1) after it completes. Press REPEAT
a second time and the entire disc will be
replayed once (REPEAT ALL). Press REPEAT
a third time to turn REPEAT mode off. This
button also toggles between Mp3 Playback
Modes. See the Mp3 Playback Modes section
for instructions.
1. POWER/STANDBY - Use this button to turn the
DVG-399K ON or place it in STANDBY mode.
NOTE: When the power is turned on, the unit will
automatically begin loading the first disc.
2. PROGRAM button - This button accesses the program
selection menu. In the program selection menu you can
customize the playback order of songs on a disc.
3. DISPLAY button - Use this button to toggle between the
different time display options or to turn off the time
display. The options are Track Elapsed, Track Remaining,
Disc Elapsed, Disc Remaining and OFF.
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13. DIRECTIONAL buttons (< ^ > v) - These
buttons allow you to navigate through the DVD
menu screens, Setup Pages, and MP3 menus.
When viewing a photo from a PHOTO-CD, you
can rotate the picture using these directional
buttons.
Remote control descriptions cont
17. ZOOM button - This button allows you to ZOOM
in to and out of the DVD image on the screen by
using several preset ZOOM levels. You can
ZOOM in at 2x, 3x, and 4x and ZOOM out at
1/2, 1/3, and 1/4 the size of the original
picture. This is useful for eliminating bars above
and below the image when viewing widescreen
movies.
18. KARAOKE button - This button is used to select
the audio playback mode: MONO LEFT, MONO
RIGHT, and STEREO.19. MIC button - This
button turns the MIC inputs on and off. The
microphone(s) will only work when they are
switched on. By switching this off, you can enjoy
using the DVG-399K without having to unplug
your mics.
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20. RESUME button - Press this button to go back
to a particular TIME entered by the user.
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21. PBC button -The PBC (Play Back Control)
button toggles the PBC mode ON/OFF. When
in PBC mode, you can direct access tracks/
scenes by using the NUMBER PAD. Not all discs
have PBC support coding. Check to make sure
a disc has PBC support before trying to use the
feature. Pressing the PBC button during the
playback of a track/scene will cause the
playback to stop and restart.
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22. TITLE button - Press to access the TITLE MENU
of a DVD, VCD or media disc. Press again to
return back to disc play back. If the TITLE MENU
button is pressed during disc play back, playback
is paused. Upon exiting the TITLE MENU,
play back is resumed.
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14. PLAY/ENTER button - This button is used to initiate
disc PLAYBACK or make selections in DVD, Mp3,
PHOTO-CD and PREFERENCES menu screens.
15. FUNCTION +/- buttons - These buttons increase and
decrease VOLUME, ECHO, and they KEY when in DIGITAL
KEY CONTROL mode. See the FUNCTION SELECT button
(#29) to learn about switching between these modes.
16. STOP button - This button is used to STOP disc
PLAYBACK.
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23. A-B button - This feature allows you to select
a section of the disc for repeat playback. While a
disc is playing, press the A/B button once to
select the beginning point of the selection. Press
the A/B button again to select the end point
of the selection. Playback of the selection will
start automatically. Press the A/B button again
to cancel this feature and return to normal
playback.
24. MENU button - This button takes you to the
main menu when viewing a DVD.
25. PREV/NEXT ( |<</>>| ) button - Use these
buttons to skip forward or backward to a
different track. Press the PREV ( |<< ) button to
go back to the previous track and the NEXT
( >>| ) button to jump forward to the next track.
Remote control descriptions cont
29. FUNCTION SELECT button - This button
switches between VOLUME, ECHO, and DIGITAL
KEY CONTROL mode. Use the FUNCTION +/(#15) buttons to increase or decrease the values
of each of these functions.
30. MUTE button - Press to SILENCE audio
playback. Video playback is not affected while
using the menu feature.
31. STEP - Press this button to enter STEP mode
playback. In STEP mode, playback is paused and
the track/scene advances only a single each
time STEP is pressed. To exit STEP mode, hit the
ENTER/PLAY button.
32. MODE button - This button switches through 4
PSM (Picture Status Memory) modes, Standard,
Dynamic, Mild and Memory. The PSM function
adjusts the monitor to the best picture
appearance. Choose which mode looks best on
your TV or monitor.
33. PSCAN/NORMAL button - Use this button to
switch between progressive scan and normal
video modes.
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26. REV/FWD ( <</>>) buttons - Use these buttons to
scan forward or backward through a track. Press the
REV (<<) button to reverse-scan and press the FWD (>>)
button to forward-scan.
27. SLOW - Press to execute a SLOW motion playback of a
DVD or Video CD.
28. PAUSE (II) button - This button is used to PAUSE disc
PLAYBACK.
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Basic operations
Initial Playback
Getting ready to play
--Turn on the TV and set its video source to the channel that the DVG-399K is connected to (VIDEO 1, Video 2, AV 1,
etc.)
--Turn on the audio equipment connected to the unit. Set its input source to the channel that the DVG-399K is
connected to.
1. Press POWER
When the unit turns on you will see LED activity in the display panel and see the VocoStar splash screen
on your TV.
2. Press OPEN/CLOSE to open the DVG-399K’s disc tray.
3. Loading a DISC
Place a disc in the disc tray with the label side facing up.
4. Press OPEN/CLOSE to close the disc tray
After the disc tray closes, the disc will automatically start playing. If it does not auto-start, press PLAY.
When the menu screen is displayed:
The menu screen may be displayed first after loading a DVD, which contains a menu. Use the (< ^ > v) to
select the title/chapter that you want to view, then press PLAY/ENTER to start playback.
To stop playback:
Press the STOP button.
Discs will continue to spin while the menu screen is displayed. When you are finished using the DVG-399K turn the
power off or put it in STANDBY mode by pressing the STANDBY button on the remote.
Pausing playback
Press PAUSE during playback. To return from pause, press the PLAY or PAUSE button.
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Advanced operations
Frame Advance
Press STEP while a disc is playing.
Each time you press the STEP button, the program advances one frame. There is no audio during STEP
playback. To return to normal playback press PLAY.
Slow Motion Playback
On DVDs you can go slow motion forwards (SF) ) at 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, and 1/7 the normal speed, by
pressing the SLOW button. Use the SLOW button to toggle between the 6 different
slow modes that appear in the following order. SF 1/2, SF 1/3, SF 1/4, SF 1/5, SF 1/6, SF 1/7 and PLAY which
returns to normal playback speed.
Scene/track selection
To skip to the next chapter or track:
Press the NEXT ( >>I ) button during playback.
The disc position advances one CHAPTER or TRACK each time the button is pressed.
To return to the previous chapter or track:
Press the PREV ( I<< ) button twice in rapid succession to return to the beginning of the previous chapter or track.
NOTE: When using these features with a VCD1.1 disc with PBC on, you may be returned to the main menu.
To skip to the desired track directly using the number buttons:
During playback or in stop mode, press the desired track number using the number pad on the remote
control and then ENTER.
Selecting a Playback Starting Point
using the TIME button:
Searching by chapter/track Press the TIME button
on the remote once during playback. Using the number
buttons on the remote control, input the numbers for
the chapter/track you want to view.
(i.e. To start at chapter 8 press the TIME button once
and then press 08 and then press ENTER).
TITLE 01/78 TIME __:__:__
Repeating a Segment Using the A-B Feature
TIME
button
Press the A-B button
The starting point of the LOOP region is immediately commenced
after pushing A-B. Press the A-B button again to establish the LOOP
ending point.
To cancel the loop
Press the A-B button a third time.
NOTE: You cannot search and skip tracks while using the A-B feature.
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A-B
button
Advanced operations cont
Programming Playback
Press PROGRAM when the disc is stopped.
You can select up to 16 tracks to program. The program is maintained until the STOP button is pressed twice, the
disc is removed or the unit is turned off.
To program tracks
In the PROGRAM menu there are 16 open slots. To program, use the directional buttons to highlight the desired slot
and then press the track number (on the numerical pad) that you want to play in that slot. For example: If you want
track number 8 to play first: Press Program, then make sure slot # 1 is highlighted and then press the number 8 on
the numerical pad.
Repeat this procedure until you are complete with your program.
To start playback of a program
Press PLAY.
To cancel a program
You can cancel a program by pressing the STOP button twice, removing the disc is removed or turning off the unit.
Changing Angles
When playing a DVD with multi-angles recorded, you can select the
angle you want to view. During playback, when a multi-angle scene
comes on, the angle symbol is displayed to queue you that more
viewing angles are available.
Press the ANGLE button.
Each time ANGLE is pressed, the next available viewing angle is initiated
until returning to the original angle.
ANGLE
button
Displaying and Changing Subtitles
Press the SUBTITLE button. Each time the SUBTITLE button is pressed,
a different language will display as the default subtitle language. Subtitle
availability is depended upon the disc manufacturer.
To remove subtitles
Press the SUBTITLE button until subtitles are off.
SUBTITLE
button
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Setting up preferences
Press SETUP on the remote control to get into the SETUP menus. All settings have been preset in the DEFAULT
mode. This means that the most common settings will already be active when you first setup the DVG- 399K. It may
not be necessary to make any changes for the DVG-399K to work correctly.
To exit the SETUP screen simply press SETUP on your remote or scroll down to EXIT SETUP on the MENU MAIN
PAGE and press ENTER on your remote.
SYSTEM SETUP
Press SETUP on the remote control and be sure that SYSTEM SETUP is highlighted.
1. TV SYSTEM
Set the DVG399K’s output to match your TV set’s system format.
For example, NTSC for North American TV systems or PAL for
European systems. Select AUTO if you frequently switch between
PAL and NTSC modes.
2. SCREEN SAVER
When there is no disc or the player is idle for a period of time,
screen saver will appear if this setting is ON. Using a screensaver
can help protect your TV or monitor’s screen.
3. VIDEO
Choose the video mode based on what video connection you are using.
INTERLACE-YUV: When you are using a YUV Composite Video connection
P-SCAN YPBPR: When you are connected to a progressive scan TV with
Component Y, Pb, Pr cables.
PC-VGA: When you are connected to a monitor with a VGA cable.
S-VIDEO: When you are connected to a TV using an S-Video connection.
4. TV TYPE
TV Display Modes: You can select one of the following TV display modes for the video output:
4 : 3/PS: When the player is connected to a normal (4:3)
TV and a wide picture is shown on the full screen,
a portion may be cut off automatically.
4 : 3/LB: When the player is connected to a normal TV and
a wide picture is shown on the screen, black strips
appear at the top and bottom of the screen.
16 : 9: When the player is connected to a wide screen TV.
NOTE: If you choose this setting and you don’t have a
wide screen TV, the images on the screen may appear
To view the standard
4:3 picture or the cut
standard 4:3 picture
4:3 subtitle block to
view the full width of
the widescreen mode
Standard TV set
16:9 To view widescreen
picture with a
widescreen TV set
Widescreen TV set
distorted due to vertical compression.
5. PASSWORD
Enter your password here, to access parental controls. The first time you use this funtion, you will have to input the
factory-set password which is “0000” and then press enter. You may then input your own password and then press
enter again. Be sure that you write down your new password as the factory-set “0000” will not work if you have
changed it.
6. RATING
Parents can control the rating of movie that can be shown on the player. Simply select the rating from the list and
then press enter.
7. DEFAULT
Choosing RESTORE, restores the DVG-399K’s preferences to the original factory settings.
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Setting up preferences cont
LANGUAGE SETUP
1. OSD LANGUAGE
The OSD only has one language: ENGLISH
2. AUDIO LANGUAGE
Sets the language for discs with multi-language capabilities.
3. SUBTITLE LANGUAGE
Sets the language for the movie subtitles. The disc must be
equipped with multi-language subtitles for this to work.
4. MENU LANGUAGE
Sets the language for DVD menus with multi-language capabilities.
AUDIO SETUP
1. AUDIO OUT
SPDIF/RAW: When using digital output to connect to an amplifier
with Dolby decoding, select this option.
SPDIF/PCM: When using a stereo amplifier to play Dolby digital
discs, select this mode.
2. MIC SETUP
There are two MIC settings in the MIC SETUP option: AUTO and OFF.
When selecting AUTO, the player will auto detect and deal with the
input voice. When selecting OFF, the player will do nothing with the
MIC input.
3. ECHO
Adjust the amount of Echo that will be added to the MIC channels.
4. KEY
Adjust the key of the Digital Key Control.
5. PROLOGIC
Here you can fine-tune you surround sound settings to best suite you.
MOVIE MODE: When you are using the Pro-Logic surround sound outputs for watching a movie.
MUSIC MODE: When you are using the Pro-Logic surround sound outputs for listening to music.
OFF: When you are not using the surround sound outputs.
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Setting up preferences cont
VIDEO SETUP
1. BRIGHTNESS
Adjust the brightness of the display using the up and down
directional buttons.
1. CONTRAST
Adjust the contrast of the display using the up and down
directional buttons.
1. HUE
Adjust the hue of the display using the up and down
directional buttons.
1. SATURATION
Adjust the saturation of the display using the up and down
directional buttons.
SPEAKER SETUP
1. DOWNMIX
LT / RT: When connecting to a Dolby Digital amplifier.
STEREO: When connecting to a stereo TV or amplifier and the
disc supports 2-channel output.
VSS: When using a disc that has been formatted with Virtual
Surround Sound.
5.1CH: Choose this setting to output the 5.1-channel sound.
2. SUBWOOFER
Select ON if you are using a subwoofer. Select OFF if you are
not using a subwoofer or to bypass the subwoofer.
3. BASS MODE
Select the bass mode according to your speakers’ size.
ALL LG SPK: When using speakers with a wide frequency
(20Hz - 20KHz).
ALL SM SPK: When using an ordinary speaker (200Hz - 20KHz).
MIXED SPK: When using both large and small speakers (The front
speaker is wide frequency , the rear and center are
ordinary).
4. CENTER DELAY
Center signal output can delay for up to 5 milliseconds.
5. REAR DELAY
LS/RS output can delay for 18 milliseconds.
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DIGITAL SETUP
1. OP MODE
LINE OUT: This is the standard Digital Output setting.
RF REMOD: When primarily using headphones.
2. DYNAMIC RANGE
This selects the Line Out ratio.
NOTE: This can only be used when LINE OUT is chosen
in the OP MODE options.
FULL: The audio signal peak value will be the minimum
OFF: The audio signal peak value will be the maximum.
3. DUAL MONO
Here you can choose between STEREO, L-MONO, R-MONO,
or MIX-MONO output modes. It is usually recommended that
you stay in STEREO mode for best results.
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MP3 operations
The DVG-399KK can play back MP3’s files recorded to CD-ROM, CD-R or CD-RW discs.
Notes on MP3 Discs
An MP3 file stores audio data that has been compressed using the MPEG1 encoding scheme. Although PC terminology regarding MP3s and storage is, “files” and “folders”, in this manual we refer to them as “tracks and albums”.
Notes on Playing MP3s
- An MP3 track must be recorded on a disc in the format compliant with ISO9660. Track order may differ from MP3
player to MP3 player.
- The maximum allowable number of tracks and/or albums located on a disc is 900, including the root albums (directory).
- The maximum allowable depth of a nested folder is 127, including files.
- If a disc contains both audio as well as MP3 tracks, it will not play in the DVG-399K.
- Multi-session discs are limited to a total of 20 sessions.
- MP3 playback is optimal with MP3s encoded with a sampling rate of 44.1 kHz and a fixed bit rate of128 kbps.
- The unit may not play MP3 tracks recorded using a packet writing utility.
- The unit can only play back MP3 tracks having a file extension of “.mp3”.
- It may take 30 seconds or more before the unit can start playback of MP3’s. This time depends on the
number of recorded tracks and the complexity of the album tree.
- If you play a non-MP3 track that has the “.mp3” file extension, the unit will skip to the next valid track automatically.
- Digital recordings with this unit cannot be done while playing back MP3 discs.
Notes on display indications during playback
- Up to 8 characters are displayed for the name of an album or track.
- Characters other than uppercase letters (“A” to “Z”), numerals (“0” to “9”) and underscore (“_”) may not be displayed, or may be displayed in different characters.
- The elapsed playing time may not be displayed correctly for MP3 tracks.
- Depending on the condition of the recording equipment or the CD-R/RW disc itself, a false album or track which
cannot by played on the unit may be displayed on a TV screen.
Notes on creating MP3 discs
- When converting audio data to MP3, create MP3 files with a sampling frequency of 44.1 kHz and a fixed bit rate of
128 kbps.
- When creating MP3 discs, do not store more than 900 albums and/or tracks in a disc.
- To play tracks in the order they were recorded, ensure your encoding software is set up to auto arrange by name,
or use only one album (if they are already alphabetized) or place a three digit number in front of each track to set an
order manually.
Recommended Mp3 Titles = 001-Song.mp3, 002-Song.mp3, 003-Song.mp3…
Not Recommended Mp3 Titles = 1-Song.mp3, 5-Song.mp3, 10-Song.mp3…
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MP3 operations cont
MP3 Playback
Load an MP3 disc.
The disc will automatically load and display the Mp3 window. It may take up to 20 seconds for an Mp3 disc to be
read depending on the complexity of the file structure. Use the arrow keys on the remote to navigate through the
window. Press the ENTER button to make selections.
Mp3/Photo-CD Menu
Name of the
Mp3/JPEG that is
currently playing.
Name of the
current folder
that is being
used.
File Area: Displays
the Mp3 or JPEG
files that are in the
current directory.
Displays the
current file
type.
Directory: displays
all of the folder/disc
names
Indicates that an
Mp3 file is
currently playing
Indicates that a
JPG-format
picture is the
current file
Indicates that an
MPEG file is
currently playing.
Mp3 Repeat modes.
There are 3 available repeat modes for Mp3 discs. Access these by pressing the REPEAT button on the DVG399K’s remote control.
REPEAT 1: Repeats the same song.
REPEAT DIR: Repeats the entire directory (folder) once it has played through.
REPEAT ALL: Repeats the whole disc once it has played through.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
The power does not come on
-The power cord many not be
loose
- Make sure the power cord is plugged
firmly into an outlet and the AC IN connection on the back of the DVG-399K
-Your power strip/surge protector may
be defective or switched OFF
- Make sure that it is in working condition and switched ON
A disc does not play or playback stops - There may be condensation or dust in
the disc player.
immediately.
No picture
The picture is bad
- Use a lens cleaner to clean the disc
player.
-The disc may be dirty or scratched
- Clean the disc or use a different one
that is not scratched.
- The player may not be connected
correctly
- Consult the “Getting Connected” section of this manual and try reconnecting
the video connections.
- The television/monitor may not
be set to the correct video input mode
- Make sure the correct video input
mode is set on your TV or monitor.
- - Is the player in a place with excessive - Relocate the player to a new location.
vibration?
- Consult the “Getting Connected” sec- Are the video connections firmly attion of this manual and try reconnecting
tached?
the video connections.
- Is the disc dirty?
-Ensure the disc is not dirty and
clean it if necessary.
- Is the DVG-399K connected directly to - The picture may be bad when used
a television selector switch or a
with some television sets or projectors,
television with a built-in video deck?
due to the DVD copy protection scheme
- The picture quality may also suffer if
the DVD player is connected through a
selector switch with other video equipment. Try turning off the power to the
other equipment
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Troubleshooting cont
Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
No Sound
- Are the audio connections firmly attached and correctly connected?
- Consult the “Getting Connected” section of this manual and try reconnecting
the video connections.
- Is the connected audio equipment
- Make sure any speakers, amps,
turned on? Is the volume set correctly? mixers, etc. are turned ON and their
volume is up.
The remote control does not
work properly or at all
- Are the remote control batteries installed correctly?
- Check battery polarities and make
sure that ( + ) is lined up with ( + ) and (
- ) is lined up with
( - ).
- The remote control may be too
far from the DVG-399K?
- Get within the recommended operating
range of the remote control.
- Is there something in the way
Remove any obstacles and make sure
that the remote is pointed directly at
the remote sensor.
- The batteries may be low
- Change the batteries
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